New Horizon Church. "What Does it Cost to Follow Jesus?"
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 19, 2023
Q: What does it cost to follow Jesus? A: Everything. Because He's worth it.
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  • New Horizon UMC
    3002 W Bloomington Rd, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

WELCOME TO NH. We're glad you're here.

THIS WEEK'S UPDATES

Membership Months. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER. Learn about membership at NH during November. Place you membership at NH during December.

POSTPONED: Traub’s Cuba mission report. DEC. 3, ROOM 100, AFTER WORSHIP.

NEXT SUNDAY: Deck the Halls! FOLLOWING WORSHIP. Stick around after worship and help us decorate the place for Christmas. Lunch is provided.

CR Thanksgiving Potluck. THANKSGIVING EVENING, NOVEMBER 23. 5:45 PM, Family-Style Potluck. Games until 8 PM. No nursery, childcare, CP or The Landing.

CR Anniversary Night! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30. Celebrating all God is doing!

Starting Point. FIRST SUNDAYS AFTER WORSHIP. New to NH? Meet NH hosts & staffers, and learn about NH. Int the Alpha Room (kids’ hallway) for 20 minutes.

Men’s Mardi Gras Outreach. FERUARY 8-14. Men, let’s help people know Jesus. Learn & practice sharing faith. Contact Pastor Mark, Mark@NewHorizonChurch.org.

NH Groups. Our DiscipleSHIFT groups are coming to an end. New groups in 2024.

NT365: New Testament reading. This week: 1 John 1-5. Guides in lobby and on NH website.

Women's Bible Study Fellowship. TUESDAYS, 9 AM. Awesome.

Men’s Mardi Gras Outreach. FEBRUARY 8-14. Men, let’s help people know Jesus. Learn & practice sharing faith. Contact Pastor Mark, Mark@NewHorizonChurch.org.

OUR GIVING using New Horizon's website.

You may also mail your giving to: New Horizon Church, 3002 W. Bloomington Rd., Champaign, IL, 618222.

https://newhorizonchampaign.churchcenter.com/giving
Praying for Revival
New Horizon, 2022

Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit. We seek and call upon You for revival. We ask You to bring about a supernatural work in our church, community and region. We pray You’ll make people hungry for God once again, beginning with us. And all for the sake of Your Kingdom.

Draw us, beckon us and speak to us.
Call us by name and convince us of Your love.
Bring down spiritual powers that distract, tempt, numb, confuse and deceive.
Open our hearts and minds to Your Truth, Word and Way.
Convict us of our sin and our need for our Savior.
Eclipse every other longing, desire and pursuit.
Bring back the wanderer, wayward and rebellious.
Reach those who’ve never heard.
Enlighten those who don’t understand.
Save the lost. Heal the broken. Rescue those far away.

Please use our church and our lives as catalysts for renewal, restoration and revival. We’ve heard of Your great works; please do them again in our day. And all for the glory, honor and praise of Jesus Christ, our crucified, Resurrected and returning Lord and King. Amen and amen.
Today: “What Does it Cost to Follow Jesus?"

Scripture Passage: Luke 9:23-25

Q: What Does it Cost to Follow Jesus?
A: Everything. Because He's worth it.
MESSAGE NOTES:

1. What problems occur when we don’t talk about the cost of following Jesus? (Luke 14:28-29)

2. What did Jesus mean by “taking up our cross”? How was it understood by His followers in that day? (Galatians 3:13)

3. What are some of the “costs” of following Jesus?

• The cost of ________________________ (John 8:24)

• The cost of ________________________ (1 Corinthians 15:31)

• The cost of ________________________ (John 8:31)

5. What is to be our motivation for denying ourselves, taking up our cross and following Jesus? (2 Corinthians 5:15)

6. What was Jesus motivation for taking up His cross? (Hebrews 12:2)

FINAL WEEK: “What are the DiscipleSHIFTS NH is making?”

REFLECTING & RESPONDING

HEAD. What are your thoughts about today’s message? From the Scriptures? From Pastor Mark’s message? From your own experiences?

HEART. What do you feel God might be speaking to us this week? To Christ’s Church? To our church? To you personally?

HANDS. What do you sense God is calling us to do in particular? As Christ’s Church? As NH? As a Christ-follower?